Language Group: Alyawarre
Country: Atnwengerrp, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen
Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Anemangkerr (Small Melon)
Molly began painting in 2004 with her sister Geyla after being encouraged by a very large extended family of artists to experience the pleasure of teaching her stories in a creative way. Famed artist Minnie Pwerle is her older sister.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
|2008||Dreamings - the Land, Outback Aboriginal Art, Caulfield, Vic|
Molly's painting illustrates the Anemangkerr, a small globular fruit that Molly describes as being 'a little melon'. This fruit is high in Vitamin C and is favoured for its exceptional keeping qualities. Excess fruit is often threaded onto sticks, after removing the inedible black seeds. The fruit can then be dried and stored for a considerable period.
The ancestral dreamtime stories associated with the Anemangkerr belong to Molly's country, Atnwengerrp. This ancient red land lies in the heartland of Alyawarre Country approximately 200 kilometres northeast of Alice Springs in Central Australia.